Brian Amble | 19 Jan 2015
Chinese philosophy has long held that you can tell what sort of person someone is by studying the shape of their face. And with new research suggesting that leaders in certain fields do share similar facial characteristics, perhaps they've been right all along.
Brian Amble | 03 Dec 2014
Far from unlocking dormant capabilities and hidden value, private equity institutional buyouts more often lead to job losses, wage cuts and reductions in productivity and profitability, new research from the UK has found.
Brian Amble | 05 Nov 2014
Specialists in big data, cyber-security and corporate governance will not be short of job offers in 2015 and beyond according to the latest annual ‘hot jobs’ predictions produced by executive search firm, CTPartners.
Brian Amble | 06 Oct 2014
A new study from the University of Lausanne has revealed that the old cliché is true. Power does corrupt. What’s more, it is almost addictive, with even previously-honest individuals succumbing to its allure.
Brian Amble | 01 Oct 2014
New business ventures that start out life as part-time projects and grow slowly while their founders hold down another job are significantly less likely to fail than those that are launched from the outset as full-time enterprises, new research has found.
Brian Amble | 16 Sep 2014
Privacy is a universal, basic need. But after decades of open plan offices and an unrelenting drive for shared work spaces, the number one complaint from office workers is that a lack of privacy is undermining their ability to do their jobs.
Brian Amble | 05 Sep 2014
Employees suffering from high stress levels have lower levels of engagement, are less productive and have higher absentee levels than those not operating under excessive pressure, new research has found.
Dawna Jones | 09 Jun 2014
Why are companies adopting radical management methods? Dawna Jones talks to Helen Walton of tech start-up Gamevy and Geoff McDonald from global giant Unilever, about what motivates two very different organisations to explore new ways of managing.
Dawna Jones | 22 May 2014
Until US online shoe and clothing shop Zappos announced that it was embracing it as an organizational structure, you had probably never heard the term 'holocracy'. So what does holacracy do that traditional hierarchies and structures can't?
Brian Amble | 24 Apr 2014
If you want to be seen as a leader, you need to portray the right image to other people. And these days, it seems that 'image' is all about been seen to have the right gadgets.
Brian Amble | 02 Apr 2014
Half of women claim they have experienced bullying or harassment at work over the past three years, according to a survey of 25,000 women, with much of this harassment coming from other women. And the problem extends right up to board level.
Brian Amble | 18 Mar 2014
Six out of 10 companies say they have succession plans in place for their key executives. Yet eight out of 10 senior executives quizzed for a new survey said that their company would not be able to replace them quickly if they needed to.
Brian Amble | 11 Mar 2014
If you try to hide what you know from your colleagues, you're shooting yourself in the foot. Because according to new research, knowledge-hoarding is counter-productive, damaging both trust and creativity.
Brian Amble | 26 Feb 2014
No-one likes or benefits from a negative performance review, new research has found, and a critical evaluation can have a negative effect on any employee, even those normally motivated to learn and improve.
Brian Amble | 24 Feb 2014
Far from being dominated by women juggling work and childcare, the ranks of remote workers in the US are overwhelmingly made up of men, a new survey has found.
Brian Amble | 13 Feb 2014
For senior executives, it's inspiration, not perspiration, that matters. More precisely, the ability to motivate and lead others is the most important skill that boards are looking for when they make senior appointments, far more so than their ability to be a "top performer".
Brian Amble | 07 Feb 2014
Given how much time most of us spend there, it's not surprising that our offices can be fertile breeding grounds for romantic intrigue. But what influences how such liaisons are perceived by coworkers?
Brian Amble | 03 Feb 2014
Open innovation doesn't just happen by magic. Companies that want to encourage more open and participatory innovation need to nurture and support it. And according to a new study, that can be done in just three simple steps.
Brian Amble | 23 Jan 2014
Higher levels of corporate integrity lead to better outcomes and greater profitability. But a new study suggests with an excessive focus on shareholder value means that public companies are less able to maintain their "integrity capital".
Brian Amble | 17 Jan 2014
Vision, confidence and pride in one's own accomplishments are all desirable leadership traits. But they're also signs of a narcissist. Which is why a new study has tried to come up with a definitive answer to the question: do narcissists make good leaders?